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Pedri, Gavi and Balde, in the 1st list of Luis de la Fuente as coach of Spain

Published:17/03/2023 - 12:54h

Updated:17/03/2023 - 20:57h

With the change of coach in Spain, different names were foreseen to face the new sports project, and so it has been. More than 10 names different from the list of 26 that was in Qatar

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This Friday finally has arrived the official beginning of the new project of the Selection of Spain with the first announcement after the Glass of the World of Qatar. The new míster, Luis de la Fuente, has given to know his first list for what will be his debut after the exit of Luis Enrique with that elimination in eighth of final in front of Morocco in the batch of penaltis.

Spain faces in the month of March two parties of the phase clasificatoria for the next Eurocopa. The ones of Luis de la Fuente will play against Norway the next 25 March and afterwards will confront against Scotland the next day 28. The two selections remained out of the World-wide past but will be two big proofs for the new team that has announced the previous technician of the Sub-21 Spaniard.

The surprise has not surprised

As it was to expect , the initial list of the Spanish trainer has been full of surprises and changes. De la Fuente has thrown of some names that knows of his processes with the juvenile and also has wanted to allow the return of some footballers, as it is the case of Kepa, the one who assumes the announcement surely by the injury of Unai Simón, although yes they keep Robert Sánchez and David Scrape.

The defence also leaves surprises. The main, the turn of Nacho that it was not called from October of 2018. The central of the Real Madrid returns to the selection thanks to a season in which the defence of Ancelotti has been full of injuries and his polivalencia has done him add minutes with regularity and to a level that has done that varied asked his name, once again.

By his part, David García, head office of Osasuna, debuts in an international list, taking surely the place of Eric García that this season has been the last option of Xavi between his central defences, as well as Jordi Alba, the one who has lost the titulairdad in the Barça with a Balde that confirms like the Spanish side of the future. Besides, they remain it was Pau Torres and the already known absence of Sergio Bouquets, that precisely for knowing this does some weeks announced his retreat like international.

Renewal almost total in the half of the team

The centre of the field, led by his place by Pedri and Gavi, and with the already known retreat also of Sergio Busquets, has had the returns of names like Fabián, went from the Euro 2020, and of Dani Ceballos, that did not appear in an announcement from 2018. Martín Zubimendi, the big wish of Xavi, will be the companion of Rodri in the mediocentro, whereas Mikel Merino has finished winning his place by in front of Koke or Marcos Llorente.

Already in the attack goes in Joselu, also like debutante, like this Bryan Gil, Gerard Moreno and the turn of Oyarzabal after his injury of knee. Likewise it goes back to a Spanish announcement Iago Sails, the most demanded player surely in the stage of Luis Enrique, remaining by out in this occasion Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres and Marco Asensio, all with an irregular season.

The complete list

  • Goalkeepers: Kepa, Robert Sánchez, David Scrape.

  • Defences: Gayá, Balde, Laporte, Íñigo Martínez, Nacho, David García, Pedro Porro, Carvajal.

  • Midfield players: Rodri, Zubimendi, Gavi, Fabián, Mikel Merino, Ceballos, Pedri.

  • Forwards: Morata, Dani Elm, Nico Williams, Bryan Gil, Oyarzábal, Iago Sails, Joselu, Gerard Moreno.

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